Tag: poetry

Death at Yuletude: T.S. Eliot and “The Journey of the Magi” ~ The Imaginative Conservative

By Nayeli Riano T.S. Eliot’s “The Journey of the Magi” is as sincere a conversion poem as one can have it: No fancy light shining down from the heavens or a thunderous call to holiness; just one small event that left a Magus perplexed… Continue Reading “Death at Yuletude: T.S. Eliot and “The Journey of the Magi” ~ The Imaginative Conservative”

“Andreas” & the Redemptive Possibilities of the Past ~ The Imaginative Conservative

By Paul England In the Old English poem, “Andreas,” the fate of the old giant-work and the fate of the pagans were linked. The pagan stones became the site of a church—not only because of the miraculous flood, but because of the faith of… Continue Reading ““Andreas” & the Redemptive Possibilities of the Past ~ The Imaginative Conservative”

Poetry and Holding the Center ~ The Imaginative Conservative

By Glenn Arbery Much as there might be to say today about things falling apart, my point has less to do with the disintegration of civilization and more to do with the way that a poem committed to memory holds things together… — Read… Continue Reading “Poetry and Holding the Center ~ The Imaginative Conservative”

“Lepanto” ~ The Imaginative Conservative

A poem by G. K. Chesterton Then the tuckets, then the trumpets, then the cannon, and he comes./ Don John laughing in the brave beard curled,/ Spurning of his stirrups like the thrones of all the world,/ Holding his head up for a flag… Continue Reading ““Lepanto” ~ The Imaginative Conservative”

“The Very First Thing” ~ The Imaginative Conservative: Poetry

By David Wester The Angelic Doctor began with it./ Hundreds followed, yes; but first, this question./ For us, though? Now? Oh, it’s not even fit/ To consider—at best, a digression… — Read on theimaginativeconservative.org/2021/09/the-very-first-thing-david-wester.html

Jianli Yang: A Lamentation

By Jianli Yang The Western Journal is publishing this poem by human rights activist Jianli Yang to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11. — Read on http://www.westernjournal.com/jianli-yang-lamentation/

“Aesop” ~ The Imaginative Conservative

Poem by Thomas Banks That sheep are sheep, and food for wolves or worse,/ That cricketsong dies with the autumn sun,/ In your eye summed up all the universe./ It would perplex you to see justice done. — Read on theimaginativeconservative.org/2021/08/aesop-thomas-banks.html

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